In this article, we will take a closer look at installing fonts from Microsoft on Linux, and also install any font you like.
Basically, all the fonts you find can be divided into two types: raster and vector
. Raster fonts are faster and easier, but they do not support scaling. In contrast, vector fonts can be easily scaled without loss of quality. If interested, there is a lot of information on this topic on the Internet.So, let's get started.
How to install any font in Ubuntu.
Ubuntu uses two main folders for storing fonts:
- all available fonts in Ubuntu.
- user-only fonts.
In short, we need to download a font and copy it to a folder.
Create a folder .fonts
, if it is not there.
Then copy the downloaded font to this folder with this command.
cp font_path/downloaded_font.ttf ~/.fonts
It remains to update the font cache, and we are ready to use our font.
Install TrueType fonts in Ubuntu.
fc-cache -f -v
is a Apple font pack that the company released back in 1980s. Fonts received a free license to make them the standard for the web. This font pack is very easy to install in Ubuntu.
We execute the following command in the terminal
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Done, now you can use the fonts that are available for Windows users in Ubuntu. These are fonts like Arial, Times New Roman, Courier New, etc.
I want to warn you that not all fonts available on Windows are installed with this package on Linux. Therefore, if something is missing, just go to Windows (System_Disk:/Windows/Fonts)
and find the missing fonts. Then install them as we did it in the first case, moving them to the .fonts
folder in Ubuntu.